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50. Church School Child
Video 10

Fully Rounded Personality

The church school child video describes the development of children in Sunday School and how the teacher can help each one form a fully rounded personality. This video is 3 minutes and 20 seconds long. A complete overview of all of the Tellout Online training videos can be viewed on YouTube.

Church School Reactions
Video 11

This Tellout church school reaction video explains how children respond to a teacher's influence. There are several different sides to every child. We can see that if we adapt and are aware of how our children react to us then it will help as we seek to meet their particular needs. Here are some characteristics that we might find in our children. Children are generally meek though it is hard to see when we have a lot of kids running around making a lot of noise. In this video, we look together at the child's reaction. Children do however tend to give way to the adult as an authority figure. Secondly, our children are unquestioning. Thirdly, children think tangibly. Adults can think in abstract terms whereas children think in concrete terms. For example, if we talk about Jesus saying, "I am the door" then we need to explain that to our children. A door to a child is a piece of would that fits into a hole in the wall. We need to explain that! Fourthly, children are sensitive. Be aware that when we speak what we say to them may affect them profoundly. Fifthly, children develop steadily. You may think of a spiral for example where children come round at each level and ask us a question to which we would give them an answer. This video is 3 minutes and 15 seconds long. Video 12 of this series on effective Sunday schools can be found below.

School Teacher Influence
Video 12

The Sunday school teacher influence video shows how a caring adult can profoundly influence a child in his or her class for good. The Sunday school teacher influence video shows how a capable and caring adult can profoundly affect any child in his or her class for good. This video is 2 minutes and 14 seconds long. Video 13 of this series on effective Sunday schools can be found below.

Church School Relationship
Video 13

The Church School relationship video shows how to appeal to the child and to build a strong friendship and bond with each boy and girl. This video is 2 minutes and 52 seconds long. Video 14 of this series on effective Sunday schools can be found below.

Jesus Word Teaching

Isaiah ProphecyiesJesus' word teaching to his disciples, the people, and the Temple officials are quoted from the Jewish Old Testament as the inspired word of God. Jesus' word teaching often included quotes directly from the Scriptures. He used Isaiah's words from Isaiah 61.1 when he said of himself, "The Sovereign Lord has filled me with his spirit. He has chosen me and sent me to bring good news to the poor." Teachers today whether in the Sunday school, from the pulpit, in the classroom or during a counseling session have the completed Word of God, the Bible, and we should generously employ Jesus' words to apply spiritual truths. In so doing, the Holy Spirit will take the printed, divinely inspired word and endue it with power in the heart and mind of the hearer. We should note here that the Word of God, the Scriptures, and the Law are all God-breathed and inspired by God. We cannot selectively accept some passages or verses but not accept others. All Scripture is inspired by God as 2 Timothy 3.16-17 says, "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." Note that the direct result of belief in the whole of the Bible as inspired is that every Christian will be "thoroughly equipped for every good work." How sad that so many Christians pick only the bits of the Bible that fit in with their theology. They lose out tremendously because of it and are not made ready by God for the ministry they are given.

Blind Bartimaeus

Jesus Heals Blind BartimaeusSaint Augustine (354-430) who was a dominant Christian teacher in Roman North Africa once wrote, "Miracles are not as pictures, merely to look at and admire, but as a letter which we must seek to read and understand." Similarly, the Bible story of the healing of blind Bartimaeus concludes with Jesus' special word teaching. Jesus said to Bartimaeus, "Then see! Your faith has made you well." At once, Bartimaeus was able to see and follow Jesus, giving thanks to God. Jesus' words here embodied his spiritual power. The Word of God embodies spiritual power and does the same for Christians today!✞

"Church School Child"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2019

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